WATCH: When Paul Daley Stunned His Opponent With a Spectacular Flying Kick

Published 03/21/2020, 3:47 AM EDT


At the Bellator 17 in 2017, Chael Sonnen and Tito Ortiz were to headline the event in California. But a sensational Paul Daley moment was what captured the headlines at the end of the event.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Daley was to fight Brennan Ward at the Bellator MMA event. At the halfway mark of the first round, Daley brought out a spectacular flying knee to the face of Ward. The kick immediately knocked out Ward, also inflicting a cut on his face.

At 2:27 of the first round, Daley defeated Ward.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

“I genuinely like the guy – I hope Brennan Ward is OK after this fight,” Daley said in his post-fight interview.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Paul Daley had mixed emotions after fighting his “friend”

Daley might have won the fight but he was not exactly happy about it. Ward was Daley’s acquaintance and it did not feel very good for him to badly injure Ward. The severity of the knockout was such that Ward had to be taken out on a stretcher.

Talkin about the fight later, Daley said how he and Ward hang out together and how difficult it was for him to fight his friend.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

“Me and Brennan, we were hanging out a lot prior to this fight, at all the other events. In his last victory I was at ringside, with his girlfriend, his family, his coaches and I was celebrating with them. So it was a difficult situation for me at first to fight him,” he said.

“To get a victory, it was kind of mixed emotions. The first two minutes was running around like a headless chicken and going crazy. And then I look across, and I see his girlfriend, she is crying. It was hard. I just hope he is okay.”

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Saketh Kandadai

1758 articles

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT